210. Triggers, Pressure, and Stress: Addie Bracy, CMPC on How to Train Your Mind

08.26.2021 - By The Strength Running Podcast

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Addie Bracy is an expert in mental training for the athlete. She excels on the road, on the track, and on the trails and mountains. She’s a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, author of Mental Training for Ultrarunning, and has consulted with elite athletes in swimming, softball, basketball, track, and running. Addie is a contributor to our Strength Running community as well. You may recognize her from the lifting demonstrations in our flagship weightlifting program High Performance Lifting. Today's episode is about becoming a more mentally fit athlete. Addie shares her view of sports psychology and how it can be leveraged by everyone: Problems with idealizing a race How we can better prepare for races Non-physical skills that will help runners Differences between stress and pressure Common triggers for runners Visualizations that help This is just a small snippet of the actionable steps that Addie provides. Hear more in this podcast and check out her book for additional information. Links & Resources from the Show: Follow Addie on Instagram and Twitter Check out her website at Strive Mental Performance Read about how Addie gets things done Find a CMPC in your area Learn more about training your mind Thank You InsideTracker! Our show is supported by our longtime sponsor InsideTracker. Today, more than ever, it's essential that we’re making the right decisions to keep our bodies healthy. To help us be resilient, prevent over-training, and optimize our running to get the most from it. InsideTracker is the ultra-personalized nutrition platform that analyzes your blood and DNA biomarkers along with your lifestyle habits to help you optimize your body and reach your goals. InsideTracker’s patented system will transform your body's data into knowledge, insights, and a customized action plan of science-backed recommendations. The data can help you determine whether you’re running too much, not enough, or have some other issues that could be affecting your recovery or performance. I've had my own blood drawn with InsideTracker several times and have been amazed at the valuable information that they provide. Not only are the results very detailed, but they also share guidance for how to improve any markers that are out of range. If you’re ready to take control of your health and optimize your training, InsideTracker offers a selection of plans that best suit your needs with a limited time 25% discount. Thank You PATH Projects! PATH Projects continues to be a great supporter of this podcast! I’m grateful for their partnership and want to share more about their products that I’ve been loving because they so durable and comfortable. PATH Projects is an online-only retailer of high-quality running gear and apparel. That means there is no retail markup, making their products quite affordable. In particular, I’ve just started wearing their 3” Sykes shorts and they’re a little different from the 5” Sykes shorts (you can see those in action here). The material is thinner and lighter, which is perfect in a performance short, and they’re obviously shorter. I’m not sure if my wife thinks they’re too scandalous or loves them, but I’m wearing them constantly. PATH uses new technical fabrics, like the Japanese fiber called Toray Primeflex, to create award-winning apparel for endurance athletes. In fact, their Brim shorts and Tahoe base liner won Runner’s World’s 2018 Gear of the Year award. And the Pyrinees hoodie was named one of the best six sweatshirts for running in the cold by Gear Patrol. You know you’ll be wearing the best when you select PATH Projects!

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